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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Miami-Dade Examiner Discusses a Highly Accurate Print Identification Process




In a new video, Miami-Dade County Examiner Brian Cerchiai talks about a National Institute of Justice-supported study on the accuracy of fingerprint examiners, which found that fingerprint examiners make extremely few errors. When examiners did not get an independent second opinion about their decisions, they were remarkably accurate, but when decisions were verified by an independent reviewer, examiners had a 0-percent false positive, or incorrect identification, rate and a 3-percent false negative, or missed identification, rate.

Watch the video at http://nij.gov/multimedia/Pages/video-miami-latent-print.aspx and read the report at http://nij.gov/multimedia/Pages/video-miami-latent-print.aspx.

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